THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL OPEN THE NOOK CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Framingham Earl, Norfolk
Friday 15th November 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, will visit the charity’s new hospice ‘The Nook’ on Friday 15th November to meet children and families being supported by EACH, tour the hospice, and unveil a plaque to officially open the building.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families. Their care service includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
After a five-year public appeal to raise £10 million and two years of building work, EACH has now welcomed children, young people and families to The Nook, a purpose-built hospice in Framingham Earl near Norwich. The Duchess attended the launch of The Nook appeal in November 2014.
Her Royal Highness also visited the charity’s previous Norfolk hospice in Quidenham in January 2017, which served as a home-from-home for over 25 years, where she received an update on the appeal.
The new building, which contains more areas for clinical care and dedicated therapy rooms, will allow EACH to meet the increased demand for its service and the ever-changing and more complex needs of those it cares for. Her Royal Highness will undertake a tour of the facilities, including the hospice’s sensory room. The Duchess will also visit the hospice’s main care area where she will meet families and children taking part in arts and crafts activities.
Her Royal Highness will then join a reception before making a short speech and unveiling a plaque to mark the official opening of The Nook.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been royal patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices since 2012.